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Sheldon Richardson | Defensive Lineman

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 294
College: Missouri
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Jets declared DE Sheldon Richardson, SS Dion Bailey, T Dakota Dozier, T Ben Ijalana, CB Dee Milliner, QB Bryce Petty and WR Kenbrell Thompkins inactive for Week 11 against the Texans.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Richardson (hamstring) was unlikely to play so his absence is hardly a surprise. Antonio Cromartie (quad), Eric Decker (knee), Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb), Nick Mangold (neck/hand), Brandon Marshall (toe/ankle), Dexter McDougie (hand/ankle), Bilal Powell (ankle), Calvin Pryor (ankle), Darrelle Revis (hip) and Buster Skrine (shoulder/hand) are all active. Nov 22 - 11:57 AM

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Jets DE Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) is not expected to play Sunday against the Texans.

Richardson didn't practice this week and was always a long shot to suit up against Houston. His absence should open up more work for Leger Douzable and Stephen Bowen at right end.
Nov 22 - 9:10 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles said DE Sheldon Richardson (hamstring, questionable) will be a game-time decision.

"I’ll see him warm up before the game and make a decision after that," Bowles said. Richardson did not practice at all this week, and no Jet has played this season after missing the entire week of practice. Richardson will likely sit.
Source: ESPN
Nov 21 - 11:02 AM

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and is questionable for Week 11 against the Texans.

Richardson hasn't practiced all week. At best, he'll be a game-time decision. The Jets do have plenty of depth on their defensive line.
Nov 20 - 1:19 PM

Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday and will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Texans.

He didn't practice on Wednesday either. Richardson has played well since returning from his four-game suspension. He has 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble in five appearances.
Nov 19 - 1:37 PM

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks reports Jets DE Sheldon Richardson could still be suspended this season.

The same is true of Raiders OLB Aldon Smith. Richardson was arrested on July 14 on a variety of serious traffic-related charges. Richardson, of course, was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy in a separate matter.
Nov 17 - 4:29 PM

Jets activated DE Sheldon Richardson from the reserve/suspended list.

They waived reserve TE Wes Saxton to create roster room. Richardson will add even more juice to a Jets defensive line that was already amongst the most ferocious in the league. Still only 24 years old, Richardson was the 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year and has 11.5 sacks through his first 24 NFL games.
Oct 12 - 3:48 PM

Jets DL Sheldon Richardson's pre-trial hearing for traffic violations stemming from an alleged "high-speed road race" is scheduled for Monday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the hearing will likely be continued for "about a month." Richardson is eligible to return from a four-game ban for a substance abuse violation this week. This incident will likely land Richardson another suspension, but it is unlikely to be handed down until after the matter is resolved. Richardson is expected to be in the lineup when the Jets return from their bye Week 6.
Oct 5 - 9:31 AM

Jets coach Todd Bowles expects suspended DL Sheldon Richardson to return following the team's Week 5 bye.

Richardson was already suspended for violating the substance-abuse policy when he was arrested on a variety of charges in early July. He's almost certainly facing an additional ban, but it's uncertain when it will be handed down.
Sep 28 - 4:52 PM

Jets DL Sheldon Richardson pleaded not guilty on Monday to resisting arrest and other traffic charges.

A trial has been set for October 5. Richardson was arrested July 14 for his role in an alleged "high-speed road race." Already suspended the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy, Richardson will likely face another suspension once this matter is resolved.
Aug 31 - 1:13 PM

Newsday reports the Jets "had no knowledge" of Sheldon Richardson's July 14 on resisting arrest and traffic charges before Thursday.

Already suspended for the season's first four games, it was an almost inconceivably-poor decision on Richardson's behalf not to inform the Jets of his arrest. Gang Green's backing of its player could be tepid, to put it mildly, for the foreseeable future. Richardson was "only" charged with resisting arrest and traffic violations, but his car also had a "very strong odor of marijuana" at the time of his arrest. He had a (legal) loaded gun. Richardson's current four-game ban is for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. It's safe to say he's going to miss more than four games this season.
Jul 30 - 7:24 PM

The St Louis Post-Dispatch reports Jets DL Sheldon Richardson was arrested in Missouri earlier this month for resisting arrest and "various traffic violations."

Richardson was arrested on July 14 for his role in an "apparent high-speed road race." Driving as fast as 143 miles per hour, Richardson is accused of trying to elude an officer attempting to pull him over. All the while, he had two other men and a "12-year-old child" in the car. It's a concerning, embarrassing incident for a player who earned a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy just 12 days before his arrest. It's unclear if Richardson's latest issue will lead to further league discipline. Richardson is a budding star on the field, but has always been a bit of a knucklehead off of it.
Jul 30 - 6:14 PM

Suspended Jets DL Sheldon Richardson will run with the second team in training camp.

The Jets want to get first-rounder Leonard Williams first-team reps as he prepares to fill in during Richardson's ban. Although the Jets are deeply disappointed in Richardson and Williams offers a readymade fill-in, Richardson will immediately resume near every-down duties upon his return. Richardson flashed All-Pro upside in 2014.
Jul 30 - 5:21 PM

NFL suspended Jets DL Sheldon Richardson four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

"I apologize for letting down my family, teammates, this organization and the fans," Richardson said in a statement. With the Jets on bye in Week 5, Richardson won't make his season debut until Oct. 18 against the Redskins. It's a massive blow for Todd Bowles' defense, as Richardson will miss contests against the Browns, Colts, Eagles and Dolphins. Alongside an equally-dominant Mo Wilkerson, Richardson was one of the league's best defenders last season. His absence will ramp up the pressure on No. 6 overall pick Leonard Williams. Richardson has always been outspoken, but had previously avoided off-the-field drama through his first two years in the NFL.
Jul 2 - 2:14 PM

Sheldon Richardson said he and teammate Muhammad Wilkerson both want "[Ndamukong] Suh money."

Regardless of whether Wilkerson and Richardson are worth that amount, a contract of that magnitude seems highly unlikely, especially if they want to stay in New York. The Jets emptied their pockets this offseason by spending huge money on Darrelle Revis and giving Brandon Marshall a hefty raise. A deal in the Cam Jordan $60 million range would be much more realistic. Wilkerson will enter free agency in 2016 with Richardson's contract expiring the following year.
Jun 10 - 10:31 AM

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WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
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LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
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LG1James Carpenter
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C1Nick Mangold
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RT1Breno Giacomini
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